Williamson County, Texas

Williamson County: County in Tennessee, United States

About

Williamson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 422,679 and a population density of 724 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 617,855 inhabitants. Its county seat is Franklin. The county was created 224 years ago in 1799.

Williamson County is located in central Texas, north of Austin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 590,551, making it the 5th most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Georgetown.

History

Early days

The county was established in 1848 and named after prominent judge and soldier Robert M. Williamson. Georgetown was designated the county seat in 1851. The economy was based on subsistence agriculture and cattle ranching.

Recent growth

Williamson County has experienced rapid growth since the 1970s as the nearby Austin metro area has expanded. Suburban development transformed the area from rural to urban/suburban.

Economy

Technology

High-tech manufacturing and research drive the economy today, especially in computers, software and circuits. Top employers include Dell, IBM, Emerson Electric Co., and Applied Materials.

Healthcare

The healthcare and social assistance industry has grown significantly as Austin regional hospitals expand into the county.

Education

Higher education is also major employer, with Southwestern University, Austin Community College, and Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Attractions

Popular attractions include:

  • Inner Space Cavern - ancient underground cave system
  • Rock'N River Family Aquatic Center - large water park
  • Milburn Park - hiking, fishing, and nature preserve
Williamson County locator map
Location of Williamson County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Williamson County

Population : 617,855 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Williamson County, Williamson County
Area : 584 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.2%
Land as percent of area : 99.8%
Named for : Hugh Williamson
Altitude : 650 feet / 198 meters
Capital : Franklin
Establishment : October 10, 1799
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 15:23:43 (23rd February 2024)
Density : 1,058 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 31.59% (2010-2020)
Williamson county tennessee courthouse 2009 image
Williamson county tennessee courthouse 2009
Williamson county tennessee courthouse 2009 image

Geography

Williamson County is located at 30°38'53"N 97°36'3"W (30.6480400, -97.6007600). It has 6 neighbors: Cheatham County, Davidson County, Dickson County, Hickman County, Marshall County and Maury County.

Williamson County map

The largest city of Williamson County is Round Rock with a population of 137,575. Other cities include, Georgetown population 85,538, Cedar Park population 81,040, Leander population 70,519 and Hutto population 29,987. See all Williamson County cities & populated places.

Williamson County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Williamson County.

City Name Population Title
Round Rock 137,575 The fourth most populous city in Williamson County, Texas.
Georgetown 85,538 The most populous city in Williamson County, Texas.
Cedar Park 81,040 The second most populous city in Williamson County, Texas.
Leander 70,519 The fifth most populous city in Williamson County, Texas.
Hutto 29,987 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Brushy Creek 21,764 Census designated place
Taylor 17,921 City in Texas, United States
Jollyville 16,151 Census designated place
Anderson Mill 8,744 Census designated place
Jarrell 2,077 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Bartlett 1,766 City in Texas
Serenada 1,641 Census designated place
Granger 1,514 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Liberty Hill 1,389 City in Williamson County, Texas, United States
Florence 1,304 City in Texas, United States
Thrall 1,014 City in Texas

Williamson County has 6 neighbours.

  • Franklin

Demographics

The population of Williamson County increased by 31.59% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 422,679 - census
2011 442,031 4.38% estimation process
2012 455,750 3.01% estimation process
2013 470,017 3.04% estimation process
2014 487,913 3.67% estimation process
2015 507,133 3.79% estimation process
2016 527,622 3.88% estimation process
2017 546,251 3.41% estimation process
2018 566,463 3.57% estimation process
2019 590,551 4.08% estimation process
2020 617,855 4.42% estimation process

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People born in Williamson County (11)

People born in Williamson County, including United States Army general and Confederate Army brigadier general Gideon Johnson Pillow, politician Thomas Hickman Williams, United States Army Medal of Honor recipient George Jordan, .

List

  • Samuel Benton (soldier) he was born in 18/10/1820
  • Susanna Dickinson (Alamo survivor) she was born in 01/01/1814
  • William Polk Hardeman (Confederate States Army brigadier general) he was born in 04/11/1816
  • Hugh Clarence Tucker he was born in 04/10/1857
  • John W. Morton (American Politician and White Supremacist) he was born in 19/09/1842
  • Edith D. Pope she was born in 01/01/1869
  • Rufus King Boyd (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1831
  • Johnny Ray (American baseball player, born 1911) he was born in 08/09/1911

Other places with the same name (3)

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